// Daisuke Matsuzaka

Matsuzaka, Lowrie and Ellsbury Power Red Sox to 9-1 Victory over Blue Jays

In a rare morning start on Patriots Day, Daisuke Matsuzaka came out firing and looked like a new man after his implosion against the Tampa Bay Rays last week. Over seven innings, Matsuzaka was stingy, giving up 1 hit and needing just 89 pitches to send Jays hitters back to the dugout empty-handed time after […]

A Day Later: Dice-K Implodes As Rays Blow Out Sox 16-5

Less than 24 hours after the Red Sox won their first series of the year against their arch rivals the New York Yankees, they faced another rival in the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays were off to a bad start along with the Sox, but they’d come in and blow the lid off of Fenway […]

Red Sox Fall to 0-5 After 8-4 Loss To Tribe

In the fifth installment of a classic adventure series, we once again rejoin “our hero” in yet another perilous situation. Be it hanging precariously over a pit of lava or strapped to a table beneath a laser while the villain laughs maniacally during his monologue, we sympathize with and are shocked by, his plight. And […]

Wakefield & Matsuzaka: Trade Bait or Fifth Starters?

Red Sox spring training has not been very exciting in the traditional sense – few positional battles. Aside from Marco Scutaro and Jed Lowrie competing to be the everyday shortstop, which was uphill for Lowrie in any regard, and the search for a lefty reliever, the 25-man roster was essentially set at the beginning of […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

In Defense of Theo Epstein After Buck Showalter’s Criticism

Also Read: SoB’s Mike Carlucci thinks Buck Showalter brought up some good points about Theo Epstein and the Red Sox fat wallet. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is no fan of Theo Epstein. In the April edition of Men’s Journal, Showalter said that overpaying for players because you have the highest payroll in Major League […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox 2011 Starting Rotation Preview: Daisuke Matsuzaka

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox starting rotation with its projected #5 starter: Jon Lester | Clay Buchholz | Josh Beckett | John Lackey | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Tim Wakefield Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-6, 4.69 ERA, 153.2 IP, 133 SO, 74 BB): Was 2010 a good year or a bad year for Matsuzaka? Who knows. […]

Why Cliff Lee Needs to Join Boston

Several teams have already (rightfully so) expressed their interest in Cliff Lee, with some even travelling to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to meet with the Ol’ Gunslinger. (Sorry, wrong guy, but close enough to Arkansas.) And whether or not John Henry and Theo Epstein will do what needs to be done and pull the trigger, they really […]

Ranking the Red Sox Rotation

The Red Sox starting rotation finished the regular season ranked sixth in ERA (4.17) in the American League. They were fourth-best in wins (70) and fourth-lowest in losses (50). They had the fewest complete games (three), but pitched the third-most inning (1,011.1). They led the league in both strikeouts (833) and walks (383). And while […]

Papelbon Blows Game, Season for Red Sox Against Yankees

The Red Sox, somehow, some way, still had a heart beat entering Sunday’s game against the Yankees. The Sox were looking for a sweep of their rivals: a win would bring them to within 4.5 games of the Wild Card lead, while a loss would push them 6.5 back and likely out of postseason play. […]

Dice-K Falters Late, Red Sox Fall to Orioles

In what has been a lost season for the Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked to build on his bounce-back season of sorts on Monday night against the last-place Orioles. Dice-K was looking for his 10th win, which would give him at least 10 wins in three of four seasons with the Red Sox. He probably […]

Lowrie, Ortiz Power Red Sox Past Mariners

After trying years in 2008 and 2009 and a rough start to the 2010 season, David Ortiz  faced many doubts from critics, fans, and “experts” who said he was done. If by done you mean David Ortiz: New Energy (D.O.N.E.), then you were absolutely correct. Most critics couldn’t have been more wrong, as Big Papi […]